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Grilled Pizza Quesadillas

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 16
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Filled with three pleasing pizza toppings, quesadillas take on a slight smoky flavour when prepared on the grill.
Created May 16, 2011
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  • 4 Old El Paso* Large (8 inch) Flour Tortillas (from 8 count package)
  • 2 cups (500 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 oz (60 g) sliced pepperoni (about 30 slices)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) pizza sauce, heated


  • 1
    Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Place 2 of the tortillas on cookie sheet. Sprinkle each with 1/2 cup of the cheese. Top each with half of the pepperoni. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of remaining cheese over each. Top each with tortilla.
  • 2
    Transfer quesadillas to grill 4 to 6 inches from low heat. Cover and grill 2 to 3 minutes, rotating occasionally, until bottom tortilla is golden brown. Turn over with broad pancake turner. Cover and grill 2 to 3 minutes longer or until bottom tortilla is golden brown.
  • 3
    Transfer quesadillas back to cookie sheet. Cut each quesadilla into 8 wedges. Serve with pizza sauce.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Tip: Flavoured tortillas can also be used in this recipe.
  • Tip 2
    Success Hint: These quesadillas can also be cooked on the stove. Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Assemble one quesadilla in the skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side until tortillas are golden brown. Repeat to make second quesadilla. To keep quesadillas warm, place them on an ungreased cookie sheet in a 250 degree oven until ready to serve.
  • Tip 3
    Variation: Any of your favourite pizza toppings can be used on these quesadillas. Add a few sliced red bell peppers, green onions or ripe olives.

Nutrition Information

100 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 6g Protein, 8g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 16 appetizers
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
Trans Fat
Total Carbs
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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